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Swollen Inflamed Big Toe
Arthritis: Actually it could be a number of different things but if it has all of a sudden become red, hot, swollen, and painful it may be gout. If it has been developing over many years then it is likely something called "hallux limitus" or "hallux rigidus" which is basically an arthritic process of the big toe joint that over time causes limitation of motion. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left big toe swollen red painful around the outer side &botttom corner of nail.Never had joint pain.Doctor said gout podatrist said ingrown nail.So?
Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful . Throbbing pain in big toe too?
I would: See a foot doctor. The question is are the lumps or bumps really on the tendon or in the subcutaneous tissues.....either way you should be examined, much easier to make a diagnosis like that in person... Possible ganglionic cyst is an example without seeing you but if I saw your foot inperson I would know right away if that's what you had. ...Read more
Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more
I suspect arthritis: This type of involvement suggests a dactylitis, and the most common cause of dactylitis can be psoriatic arthritis. It can be something else and it depends on what joints are involved. But if the whole toe is swollen and not just one joint i suspect dactylitis. You need evaluation because we have therapy for this or if it is something else other appropriate therpay would be directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If he can stand: it is 99% likely it is only an ankle sprain. The common ankle sprain has immediate swelling pain, sometimes a pop and tenderness on the front and outside of the ankle. Typically the foot rolls in. An ankle sprain is in essence a misnomer. The ligaments in the ankle don't actually "sprain" they tear and bleed causing the bruising. Treat with ICE, nsaids, ace wrap, range of motion, Bracing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible Ingrown: Without a better description, this sounds like you might have an infected ingrown toenail. If your toenail looks like the picture shown, this can be addressed in the office with a simple procedure. If not, you should still see a specialist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer